Westchester Psychological Services was founded by Stephanie O'Leary, Psy.D. The mission of WPS is to offer evidence-based neuropsychological assessment and therapy services for children, teens, parents, families and adults that truly create positive changes. We believe that our role is to provide tools and coping skills that improve each client's overall quality of life.
Our approach is normalizing. We say all the time that our job is to help clients get more of what they want in life and less of what they don't want. We are not "fixers"—because you are not broken. We are guides or coaches who help clients reach their goals through practical strategies that can be used down the road even after assessments are complete and sessions are no longer needed.
Our approach is rooted in science and research. Dr. O'Leary's formal training focused on evidence-based therapy and she earned a specialization in Clinical Neuropsychology. As a result, WPS clinicians use well established methodologies and are committed to staying at the cutting edge of new research advances that can benefit clients. We are strong believers in the power of a team and—with consent—are available to consult with other providers to ensure continuity of care.
Our approach is flexible. At WPS, we think outside the box. We appreciate that each client is unique and requires a tailored approach based on their individual strengths and areas of vulnerability. Our intake process includes standardized rating scales that allow us to create an effective plan of action and monitor progress. Comprehensive assessments use state-of-the art tests and consultative analysis to ensure diagnostic clarity and provide practical recommendations.
Last but not least, our team is made up of real people. While we are highly trained professionals, each member of WPS appreciates that life is not always easy. Our therapists and evaluators are empathetic, flexible in their approach, and genuinely committed to helping. We understand that individuals typically seek our support when things are not necessarily going well and we are ready to meet each client exactly where they are without judgement.